This morning adventure yourself in the infamous and treasured legacy of Angkor Wat. The masterpiece and holy grail of the temples of Angkor, Angkor Wat is the world’s largest religious building and an insurmountable legacy left by Suryavarman II.
Continue your visit at Ta Prohm where is an Angkorian treasure. Ta Prohm is a sight to behold, a veritable maze with gigantic golden trees strangling the stone foundations at every juncture, fine carvings, prominent galleries and a layout that will bring out the explorer in you.
After your own lunch, commence your exploration of Angkor Thom. Known as the ‘Great City’, was Jayavarman VII’s ultimate creation, his true expression of design excellence. Angkor Thom was an entire city built in the 12th century with 5 magnificent gates which stand 23 metres high and are spiritually guarded by faces reminiscent of the Bayon, and you will enter through the Victory Gate. From here you will begin to explore its elements, starting with the Elephant Terrace, a royal platform used as a viewing gallery for grandiose royal spectacles, decorated wonderfully with statues of elephants and perfect carvings. Adjacently sits the Terrace of the Leper King, decorated in much the same way but unique for possessing the statue of Yama (the Leper King), god of Death.Then proceed through the forest to Preah Palilay and Phimeanakas. Last stop at Bakheng Hill, an iconic temple setting where you will admire the sunset over this ancient land.